Tag: weight training

Hypertrophy Specific Training

The principles of HST or hypertrophy specific training are fairly simple. First of all I do not recommend this routine if you are not an intermediate or advanced lifter. For most people this means having a 135 lbs overhead press, 405 lbs deadlift, 315 lbs squat and 225 lbs bench press for 1 rep. Directions

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Weights & Calisthenics Program

This routine is to combine lifting and calisthenics into one. It is one way of doing it and how I like to divide it up. You can be advanced at calisthenics but novice at weightlifting or vice versa. Notes on core work(abs) and conditioning: You can do conditioning after or before the workout I recommend

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Reverse Pyramid Training

Reverse Pyramid Training or RPT is similar to drop sets and kind of basically is drop sets. Your first set is your heaviest set (that doesn’t mean you don’t warm up first). Your second set is 10% lighter and your third set is 10% lighter than your second set. Some people are really promoting reverse

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100s Training

This is a strange type of routine where you do 100 total reps of one exercise. It’s not the same as 10×10 or GVT however. Take your 10 rep max and use 40-50% of that. Rest between sets is 10-30s. I just recomend you use it for bodybuilding purposes ie if your arms aren’t growing

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Recommended Novice Routine

I wholeheartedly recommend the Greyskull LP for novice lifters. Shown here is the older edition; the 3rd edition is out now I recommend it but the 2nd edition is good too. The base program has the bench, squat, deadlift and overhead press(the press). The rep scheme for that is 2 sets of 5 and one

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